Sunday, 13 December 2015

Birthday/Christmas Wish List

Since my Birthday is on the 17th of December and Christmas just around the corner I thought I would share what I have asked for this year. I turn 18 this year which is really exciting for me, I can't wait to start going out! My wish list is quite extensive but I don't expect to get all of these items, I love seeing what's on everyone elses wish list so I thought I would share mine too.


Zoeva Rose Gold Luxury Set, Zoeva Rose Gold Eye Set, Zoeva Rose Gold Brush Holder, Topshop Slim Pocket Coat, Michael Kors Purse, Barbour Scarf, Zoeva En Taupe Palette, The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer, The Balm Frat Boy Blush, Sleek i-Lust The Gold Standard Palette, Sleek Precious Metals Highlighting Palette, Rhianna RiRi Gift Set, Pandora Heart Stacking Ring, Pandora Delicate Heart Ring, Pandora Sagittarius Essence Charm.

What's on your Christmas list this year? Let me know in the comments below.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Christmas Gift Guide

I know I've been MIA recently, but it's Christmas season and I couldn't not write a gift guide post!I was going to separate it into different posts, but I've ran out of time to get them all up so I decided to just shove them all onto one post. There's a variety of prices for these gifts as well as a variety of types so hopefully you'll find something for everyone here.


GOSH Smoky Nudes Palette (free when you spend £10 on GOSH at Superdrug!) Mavala Nail Polish Gift Set (£13.50), Naked Basics Palette (£23.00), Yankee Candle Votive Set (£10.99), Makeup Revolution Iconic Smokey Palette (£6.00), Disney Frozen Olaf 3D Character Mug (£9.95), Mary Berry Simple Cakes Book (£7.49), Creative Christmas Colouring Book (£5.59), Soap and Glory The Best Things In Life Are (free when you spend £15 on Soap and Glory at Boots!)

I hope you found some inspiration from this gift guide. I am hoping to get more posts up before Christmas, so they should be up soon.

Let me know what you would put in your gift guide in the comments below.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Tips For Starting College

I just want to start by apologising if this blog post sounds rushed. I was going to post about my festival experience, as if you follow me on Instagram you will know I went to V festival last weekend, but I've been ill ever since getting home and I keep putting off writing the post, but I promise it will be up soon!

For today's blog post I'm going to post my tips for starting college. I was so nervous when I started college last year but my first year was honestly such a life changer for me. I started college as a completely shy person who didn't really talk much, but now I feel so much more confident.

1. Talk to people
I know this seems really daunting, especially if you're a shy person, but honestly this is the only way to make friends. I started my first day at college on my own as most of my friends stayed at high school to go to sixth form, so I literally had nobody but in the first hour of my first day I made my first college friend who I'm still best friends with now. You just have to put yourself out there, introduce yourself to the person you're sat next to as that's who you're going to spend time in class with, and you will just start making friends who you will stick with for the rest of your life.

2. Revise throughout the the year
I know you've heard it all before, but honestly A levels were such a big jump from GCSE. I was lucky enough to hear the advice that making revision notes throughout the year will be so much less stressful so that's what I did and it helped me so much. I don't mean come home every single night and revise but take at least one hour a week to write notes on the topic you've been covering that week for each of your subjects, you'll find so much weight lifted off your shoulders at exam time when you just need to read over notes to refresh your memory. Also, if you have mid year exams make sure you revise for them, this is a really good way to see what areas you need to improve on before the real exam.

3. Use your study time wisely
I'm lucky enough to go to a college where you get a 1 hour free every day and a study day once a week in the first year (in second year you get 2 hours free each day as well as a study day woo!) Sadly, I didn't use my frees usefully and just messed around a lot which meant I had to do most of my work at home, but the study day helped out a lot especially when I work both Saturday and Sunday. I used my study day to do all my homework and make revision notes, I would literally work 9-4 just like a college day but I got the job done. Not all colleges offer a study day, so use your free time wisely to go over any work you didn't fully understand and complete homework, you'll be a lot less stressed when you get home trust me.

4. Use the help that is available
The one thing I noticed at college was the teachers were a lot more useful than they were at school. I often found at school that teachers were just there for the money and didn't really care if you were struggling, but the teachers at college are just so much nicer and willing to offer help if you need it, especially around exam time. If they offer extra revision sessions, go to them, especially if you're struggling in certain areas of your subject. My college also gives you a personal tutor who you see once a week and have 1:1 sessions with, if you get offered this use the 1:1 sessions wisely and tell them if you're struggling, not just academically but emotionally too. It's their job to ensure you complete the college year with as little stress as possible so they will be there to help you.

That's all my tips for starting college. If you have any tips of your own, share them in the comments as other people may find them useful.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette


As soon as I heard Urban Decay were releasing a new Naked palette I got so excited. I find Urban Decay eyeshadows the best quality I've ever tried, they're so pigmented, creamy and easy to blend to create a variety of different eye looks. Once I saw the new Smoky palette I was in love, it's so different from the other naked palettes since it focusses on more dramatic, darker shades instead of neutral colours like the other palettes. I just love it.


I'm going to start this post by talking about the packaging. It's very different than the usual naked palette packaging as it isn't plain, instead it has a marble smoky effect. It's very thick and bulky which I don't mind and the palette shuts using magnets making it very easy to open and close. The one problem I have with the packaging is that it looks quite cheap when you're paying £38 for the palette, from the back you can see through to where the shadows are glued in which I find cheap looking. But hey, it's not all about the packaging since you buy the palette for the eyeshadows themselves.


I was unsure whether to buy this palette or not as I was scared it would be too dark for me. Don't get me wrong, I love a smoky eye, but I just wasn't sure if I needed a whole palette dedicated to smoky looks. After reading a few reviews and watching a few videos I saw that this wasn't just for creating deep, dark night eye looks but can also be used for a nice subtle daytime smoky eye.

High, Dirtysweet, Radar, Armor, Slanted, Dagger, Black Market, Smolder, Password, Whiskey, Combust, Thirteen.
As with any other urban decay palette the eyeshadows are super pigmented, creamy and such beautiful colours. My personal favourite shades are High, Dirtysweet, Smolder, Whiskey and Combust, although I love every shade in the palette. The eye looks you can create with these shades are endless, it's not just for dramatic smoky eyes but can also be used for natural smoky day looks too. One added bonus of this palette is that you get a help sheet showing 4 different smoky eye looks you can create with this palette, this is perfect for beginners to smoky looks who need a guide of what shades to apply and where.


I'm super impressed with this palette! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Birthday/Christmas Wish List

Since my Birthday is on the 17th of December and Christmas just around the corner I thought I would share what I have asked for this year. I turn 18 this year which is really exciting for me, I can't wait to start going out! My wish list is quite extensive but I don't expect to get all of these items, I love seeing what's on everyone elses wish list so I thought I would share mine too.


Zoeva Rose Gold Luxury Set, Zoeva Rose Gold Eye Set, Zoeva Rose Gold Brush Holder, Topshop Slim Pocket Coat, Michael Kors Purse, Barbour Scarf, Zoeva En Taupe Palette, The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer, The Balm Frat Boy Blush, Sleek i-Lust The Gold Standard Palette, Sleek Precious Metals Highlighting Palette, Rhianna RiRi Gift Set, Pandora Heart Stacking Ring, Pandora Delicate Heart Ring, Pandora Sagittarius Essence Charm.

What's on your Christmas list this year? Let me know in the comments below.

Christmas Gift Guide

I know I've been MIA recently, but it's Christmas season and I couldn't not write a gift guide post!I was going to separate it into different posts, but I've ran out of time to get them all up so I decided to just shove them all onto one post. There's a variety of prices for these gifts as well as a variety of types so hopefully you'll find something for everyone here.


GOSH Smoky Nudes Palette (free when you spend £10 on GOSH at Superdrug!) Mavala Nail Polish Gift Set (£13.50), Naked Basics Palette (£23.00), Yankee Candle Votive Set (£10.99), Makeup Revolution Iconic Smokey Palette (£6.00), Disney Frozen Olaf 3D Character Mug (£9.95), Mary Berry Simple Cakes Book (£7.49), Creative Christmas Colouring Book (£5.59), Soap and Glory The Best Things In Life Are (free when you spend £15 on Soap and Glory at Boots!)

I hope you found some inspiration from this gift guide. I am hoping to get more posts up before Christmas, so they should be up soon.

Let me know what you would put in your gift guide in the comments below.

Tips For Starting College

I just want to start by apologising if this blog post sounds rushed. I was going to post about my festival experience, as if you follow me on Instagram you will know I went to V festival last weekend, but I've been ill ever since getting home and I keep putting off writing the post, but I promise it will be up soon!

For today's blog post I'm going to post my tips for starting college. I was so nervous when I started college last year but my first year was honestly such a life changer for me. I started college as a completely shy person who didn't really talk much, but now I feel so much more confident.

1. Talk to people
I know this seems really daunting, especially if you're a shy person, but honestly this is the only way to make friends. I started my first day at college on my own as most of my friends stayed at high school to go to sixth form, so I literally had nobody but in the first hour of my first day I made my first college friend who I'm still best friends with now. You just have to put yourself out there, introduce yourself to the person you're sat next to as that's who you're going to spend time in class with, and you will just start making friends who you will stick with for the rest of your life.

2. Revise throughout the the year
I know you've heard it all before, but honestly A levels were such a big jump from GCSE. I was lucky enough to hear the advice that making revision notes throughout the year will be so much less stressful so that's what I did and it helped me so much. I don't mean come home every single night and revise but take at least one hour a week to write notes on the topic you've been covering that week for each of your subjects, you'll find so much weight lifted off your shoulders at exam time when you just need to read over notes to refresh your memory. Also, if you have mid year exams make sure you revise for them, this is a really good way to see what areas you need to improve on before the real exam.

3. Use your study time wisely
I'm lucky enough to go to a college where you get a 1 hour free every day and a study day once a week in the first year (in second year you get 2 hours free each day as well as a study day woo!) Sadly, I didn't use my frees usefully and just messed around a lot which meant I had to do most of my work at home, but the study day helped out a lot especially when I work both Saturday and Sunday. I used my study day to do all my homework and make revision notes, I would literally work 9-4 just like a college day but I got the job done. Not all colleges offer a study day, so use your free time wisely to go over any work you didn't fully understand and complete homework, you'll be a lot less stressed when you get home trust me.

4. Use the help that is available
The one thing I noticed at college was the teachers were a lot more useful than they were at school. I often found at school that teachers were just there for the money and didn't really care if you were struggling, but the teachers at college are just so much nicer and willing to offer help if you need it, especially around exam time. If they offer extra revision sessions, go to them, especially if you're struggling in certain areas of your subject. My college also gives you a personal tutor who you see once a week and have 1:1 sessions with, if you get offered this use the 1:1 sessions wisely and tell them if you're struggling, not just academically but emotionally too. It's their job to ensure you complete the college year with as little stress as possible so they will be there to help you.

That's all my tips for starting college. If you have any tips of your own, share them in the comments as other people may find them useful.

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette


As soon as I heard Urban Decay were releasing a new Naked palette I got so excited. I find Urban Decay eyeshadows the best quality I've ever tried, they're so pigmented, creamy and easy to blend to create a variety of different eye looks. Once I saw the new Smoky palette I was in love, it's so different from the other naked palettes since it focusses on more dramatic, darker shades instead of neutral colours like the other palettes. I just love it.


I'm going to start this post by talking about the packaging. It's very different than the usual naked palette packaging as it isn't plain, instead it has a marble smoky effect. It's very thick and bulky which I don't mind and the palette shuts using magnets making it very easy to open and close. The one problem I have with the packaging is that it looks quite cheap when you're paying £38 for the palette, from the back you can see through to where the shadows are glued in which I find cheap looking. But hey, it's not all about the packaging since you buy the palette for the eyeshadows themselves.


I was unsure whether to buy this palette or not as I was scared it would be too dark for me. Don't get me wrong, I love a smoky eye, but I just wasn't sure if I needed a whole palette dedicated to smoky looks. After reading a few reviews and watching a few videos I saw that this wasn't just for creating deep, dark night eye looks but can also be used for a nice subtle daytime smoky eye.

High, Dirtysweet, Radar, Armor, Slanted, Dagger, Black Market, Smolder, Password, Whiskey, Combust, Thirteen.
As with any other urban decay palette the eyeshadows are super pigmented, creamy and such beautiful colours. My personal favourite shades are High, Dirtysweet, Smolder, Whiskey and Combust, although I love every shade in the palette. The eye looks you can create with these shades are endless, it's not just for dramatic smoky eyes but can also be used for natural smoky day looks too. One added bonus of this palette is that you get a help sheet showing 4 different smoky eye looks you can create with this palette, this is perfect for beginners to smoky looks who need a guide of what shades to apply and where.


I'm super impressed with this palette! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Birthday/Christmas Wish List

Since my Birthday is on the 17th of December and Christmas just around the corner I thought I would share what I have asked for this year. I turn 18 this year which is really exciting for me, I can't wait to start going out! My wish list is quite extensive but I don't expect to get all of these items, I love seeing what's on everyone elses wish list so I thought I would share mine too.


Zoeva Rose Gold Luxury Set, Zoeva Rose Gold Eye Set, Zoeva Rose Gold Brush Holder, Topshop Slim Pocket Coat, Michael Kors Purse, Barbour Scarf, Zoeva En Taupe Palette, The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer, The Balm Frat Boy Blush, Sleek i-Lust The Gold Standard Palette, Sleek Precious Metals Highlighting Palette, Rhianna RiRi Gift Set, Pandora Heart Stacking Ring, Pandora Delicate Heart Ring, Pandora Sagittarius Essence Charm.

What's on your Christmas list this year? Let me know in the comments below.

Christmas Gift Guide

I know I've been MIA recently, but it's Christmas season and I couldn't not write a gift guide post!I was going to separate it into different posts, but I've ran out of time to get them all up so I decided to just shove them all onto one post. There's a variety of prices for these gifts as well as a variety of types so hopefully you'll find something for everyone here.


GOSH Smoky Nudes Palette (free when you spend £10 on GOSH at Superdrug!) Mavala Nail Polish Gift Set (£13.50), Naked Basics Palette (£23.00), Yankee Candle Votive Set (£10.99), Makeup Revolution Iconic Smokey Palette (£6.00), Disney Frozen Olaf 3D Character Mug (£9.95), Mary Berry Simple Cakes Book (£7.49), Creative Christmas Colouring Book (£5.59), Soap and Glory The Best Things In Life Are (free when you spend £15 on Soap and Glory at Boots!)

I hope you found some inspiration from this gift guide. I am hoping to get more posts up before Christmas, so they should be up soon.

Let me know what you would put in your gift guide in the comments below.

Tips For Starting College

I just want to start by apologising if this blog post sounds rushed. I was going to post about my festival experience, as if you follow me on Instagram you will know I went to V festival last weekend, but I've been ill ever since getting home and I keep putting off writing the post, but I promise it will be up soon!

For today's blog post I'm going to post my tips for starting college. I was so nervous when I started college last year but my first year was honestly such a life changer for me. I started college as a completely shy person who didn't really talk much, but now I feel so much more confident.

1. Talk to people
I know this seems really daunting, especially if you're a shy person, but honestly this is the only way to make friends. I started my first day at college on my own as most of my friends stayed at high school to go to sixth form, so I literally had nobody but in the first hour of my first day I made my first college friend who I'm still best friends with now. You just have to put yourself out there, introduce yourself to the person you're sat next to as that's who you're going to spend time in class with, and you will just start making friends who you will stick with for the rest of your life.

2. Revise throughout the the year
I know you've heard it all before, but honestly A levels were such a big jump from GCSE. I was lucky enough to hear the advice that making revision notes throughout the year will be so much less stressful so that's what I did and it helped me so much. I don't mean come home every single night and revise but take at least one hour a week to write notes on the topic you've been covering that week for each of your subjects, you'll find so much weight lifted off your shoulders at exam time when you just need to read over notes to refresh your memory. Also, if you have mid year exams make sure you revise for them, this is a really good way to see what areas you need to improve on before the real exam.

3. Use your study time wisely
I'm lucky enough to go to a college where you get a 1 hour free every day and a study day once a week in the first year (in second year you get 2 hours free each day as well as a study day woo!) Sadly, I didn't use my frees usefully and just messed around a lot which meant I had to do most of my work at home, but the study day helped out a lot especially when I work both Saturday and Sunday. I used my study day to do all my homework and make revision notes, I would literally work 9-4 just like a college day but I got the job done. Not all colleges offer a study day, so use your free time wisely to go over any work you didn't fully understand and complete homework, you'll be a lot less stressed when you get home trust me.

4. Use the help that is available
The one thing I noticed at college was the teachers were a lot more useful than they were at school. I often found at school that teachers were just there for the money and didn't really care if you were struggling, but the teachers at college are just so much nicer and willing to offer help if you need it, especially around exam time. If they offer extra revision sessions, go to them, especially if you're struggling in certain areas of your subject. My college also gives you a personal tutor who you see once a week and have 1:1 sessions with, if you get offered this use the 1:1 sessions wisely and tell them if you're struggling, not just academically but emotionally too. It's their job to ensure you complete the college year with as little stress as possible so they will be there to help you.

That's all my tips for starting college. If you have any tips of your own, share them in the comments as other people may find them useful.

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette


As soon as I heard Urban Decay were releasing a new Naked palette I got so excited. I find Urban Decay eyeshadows the best quality I've ever tried, they're so pigmented, creamy and easy to blend to create a variety of different eye looks. Once I saw the new Smoky palette I was in love, it's so different from the other naked palettes since it focusses on more dramatic, darker shades instead of neutral colours like the other palettes. I just love it.


I'm going to start this post by talking about the packaging. It's very different than the usual naked palette packaging as it isn't plain, instead it has a marble smoky effect. It's very thick and bulky which I don't mind and the palette shuts using magnets making it very easy to open and close. The one problem I have with the packaging is that it looks quite cheap when you're paying £38 for the palette, from the back you can see through to where the shadows are glued in which I find cheap looking. But hey, it's not all about the packaging since you buy the palette for the eyeshadows themselves.


I was unsure whether to buy this palette or not as I was scared it would be too dark for me. Don't get me wrong, I love a smoky eye, but I just wasn't sure if I needed a whole palette dedicated to smoky looks. After reading a few reviews and watching a few videos I saw that this wasn't just for creating deep, dark night eye looks but can also be used for a nice subtle daytime smoky eye.

High, Dirtysweet, Radar, Armor, Slanted, Dagger, Black Market, Smolder, Password, Whiskey, Combust, Thirteen.
As with any other urban decay palette the eyeshadows are super pigmented, creamy and such beautiful colours. My personal favourite shades are High, Dirtysweet, Smolder, Whiskey and Combust, although I love every shade in the palette. The eye looks you can create with these shades are endless, it's not just for dramatic smoky eyes but can also be used for natural smoky day looks too. One added bonus of this palette is that you get a help sheet showing 4 different smoky eye looks you can create with this palette, this is perfect for beginners to smoky looks who need a guide of what shades to apply and where.


I'm super impressed with this palette! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.